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is to control the economy and control spending. you're not going to grow the economy if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. it will hurt small businesses. it will hurt our economy. why? this is not the right approach. >> reporter: boehner and president obama said they are optimistic that a deal can be reached by christmas. >>> turning overseas to egypt, where opponents of president mohamed morsi are calling for a second revolution. morsi is addressing his people today. a speech in which he's expected to discuss his move last week to seize near absolute power. thousands have been on the streets of cairo protesting that move since. morsi is showing no signs, though, of backing down. >>> and with the conflict in syria showing no signs of ending, the obama administration is reportedly considering deeper intervention there. this morning's "new york times" says no decisions have been made. but several options are being looked at, including providing arms to anti-government fighters. a decision on whether to deploy surface-to-air missiles in neighboring areas is likely next week. >>> and a m
on the possible impact of voter-approved prop 30. what the tax increases could do to the economy. >> we're going through a shift. >> it's called tv everywhere. later efforts by a bay area company to bring programs you want to lap top or tab blet. >> stay with us for that and raider days here on abc 7 begins in less than 20 minutes with a special pregame edition of abc 7 news at 6:30. >> then, we'll get going home with -- tomorrow with larry beil hosting a special pregame show at 4:00 p.m. >> raiders greats will gin us for that. at 5:00 coverage of the denver oakland gamelin begins live right here on abc 7. once the game ends, larry, lincoln and rod will return with after the game. >> then, it's abc programming. and a special edition of abc 7 >>> the ports of los angeles and long beach open again. stringing clerical workers reached an agreement last night with the port's 14 shipping lines ending a walk coy in lost trades. the clerk as agreed on a pact providing protection from joby& outsourcing and layoffs. the ports handle 44% of the shipping container traffic. >> economists say prop 30, tax hi
. and military spending cuts would hit california. >> defense is a big part of southern california economy. cuts would affect there. >> this afternoon the speaker of the house delivered the g.o.p.'s proposal reducing national debt by $2.2 trillion. including new tax revenue but leading cuts for the top 2% in place. today the president ignored reporter questions about that republican plan but later in a statement the white house rejected it. abc 7 news believes a deal will be struck about the deadline, it will be the republican that's give ground. >> i think this time around, obama learned from his past mistakes and importantly, advantage that if he does nothing he's in better shape than republicans oor professor cane says congressional republicans holding middle class cuts hostage in order to force the president's hand. the problem is the g.o.p. cannot afford to carry out that threat and they're blamed for raising everyone's taxes in order to protect the rich and put republican party in a dark hole. >> mark, thank you. >> on wall street today, stock prices fell on concern the deficit deadlock he
beyond that's going to be good for the long term american economy. >> but you said you're getting closer, they're saying you're getting much farther apart. they say that this is not a serious proposal. >> we have a very good plan. we have a very good mix of tax reforms that raise a modest amount of revenues on the wealthy 2% of americans. combined with very comprehensive, very detailed savings that get us back to the point where the debt is stable and favorable. if we can do that carefully, we can invest in things to make america stronger. we can rebuild infrastructure. we think those are good investments in america and we think we can afford them. >> let's look at an outline of what republicans said they heard in the meeting. $1.6 trillion in tax increases over the next ten years. $50 billion in stimulus spending right now. $400 billion in unspecified medicare cuts. over the next ten years. and then, permanent authority to increase the debt limit the president wants that authority. they look at that 1.6 trillion in revenue and say it's twice as much you get from raising taxes on the wea
're not going to grow the economy if you raise tax rates on the top two rates. it will hurt small businesses. it will hurt our economy. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the public is with the president on this debate. on this debate. 60% support raising taxes on incomes higher than $250,000. >> it's going to affect their standard of living very little, if at all, and -- the rest of us are being asked to pay for a party that we weren't invited to. >> congress doesn't do anything, then -- i have a feeling that it's really going to be devastating for next year. >> reporter: on other proposals, the poll shows the public is mixed when it comes to increasing revenue by eliminating the mortgage income tax deduction. but they decidedly do not want to see the medicare eligibility age go up from 65 to 67. >> it bothers me when they say it's an entitlement, when we actually paid all these years when we were working. >> i think it's very difficult for people to reach a compromise, which is unfortunate, because the nation is what suffers. >> reporter: democrats are also reluc
company were disappointed with the decision. oyster farming has been part of the local economy for more than a hundred years. >> we are staying on storm watch. live look at 7 hd. rain is falling in ukiah, cloverdale and santa rosa. forecast is just ahead. >> also ahead, a truck driver slams into a used car lot. tell you about bizarre cause of this accident. >> plus, two big winners. record powerball jacked. >> and later, an act of kindness. online sensation it has become today. >> coming up to 4:09 on thursday afternoon. first check on traffic. downtown san francisco, this a live look at the sky way. it's very heavy heading into the east bay. not all that much better heading southbound toward >>> in alameda county the driver of a big truck that smashed into a used car lot is blaming the wreck on a sneezing fit. caltrans cleaned up the oil snail was caused by the accident. the driver of the dump truck lost control while sneegz and crashed into a car lot. the driver was not cited. >>> a bankruptcy judge gave final approval for hostess to sell its assets. the maker of twinkies it's been in
's economy. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with that and the housing news. >> reporter: the new economic forecast from ucla has lukewarm predictions for california jobs and personal income will suffer under prop 30's tax hikes. housing improvements will help the state, california will continue to grow but not as much as it iced to. the forecast says the new tax -- tax revenues under prop 30 will slow economic growth but will not derail recovery. unemployment is one example jobless rate in california should average 10 1/2% by the end of the year improved to 9.7% in 2013 and fall to 8.4 in 2014. meanwhile, great news on home prices. they have surged more than 6% in one year, the biggest jump in six years. the median home price up $18,000 to $178,600. california is one of the top 10 states where prices are rising the fastest. just crossing the wires this morning, labor department reports u.s. workers were more productive this summer, they cost their companies less, that's good. banks are seeing profits again and starting to lend money a little more freely. katie marzullo, abc7 news
. but what are they doing about it? >> at the top of the wish list, a deal to a voice sending the economy over the fiscal cliff. >> my hope is to get this done before christmas. >> today, the president joined by middle income earners reaching out to the administration about keeping taxes low. >> if congress does nothing, every family in america will see their taxes go up at the beginning of next year. >> the white house is urging americans to use social media to push congress to act. keying in on $2000 tax increase going into affect next year for the average family of four. >> what is that again? my two? k. tweet use, my 2 k or e mail. post it on member of congress's facebook wall. do what it takes to communicate a sense of urgency. >> they may not agree on details but house speaker john boehner and house minority leader agree on one thing. failure is not on the table. >> going over fiscal cliff will hurt our economy. >> boehner said republicans are committed to a compromise. >> rinz are willing to put revenue on the table. >> so hard ball politics were left to house majority leador eric
% increase from 2010. the study says the uptick is a sign more are confident about the economy. also cautions some chose to start their own businesses because they couldn't find other jobs. economists have said the economy won't fully recover until small businesses pick up the pace of hiring. >>> this morning the fda may be ready to turn to outside experts for advice on energy drinks. in the last month monster and five hour energy have come under scrutiny. now "the new york times" reports the fda may turn to experts from the institute of medicine and other agencies to determine whether those drinks pose a safety risk to consumers. this is a sign the fda does not plan to take immediate action on energy drinks. >>> average american household spends more than $1500 every year on cell phone service. there are ways to save. michael finney and consumer reports look at prepaid options. >> reporter: good morning. if you're looking to save on your cell phone bill, consumer reports says a prepaid plan maybe your best option. it seems like everyone is on a smartphone these days. and we are paying big bu
feinstein fought to save the farm saying it was key to the area's economy. the lease expires tomorrow. >>> meteorologist lisa argen taking a look at that second storm on the way. >> wind gusts 35 miles an hour, light rain already reported around the bay ear. live look from our sutro camera clouds thickening and lowering, main rain is several hours off we are already feeling the affects look at mount tam, windy, rainy conditions some of this rain is a lot of low level moisture, live drop her not picking up all, but you see the blue here reporting light rain darker green is the leading edge of what has to get here, it is going to take through the over might hours heaviest rain timing not good for tomorrow's morning rush. right now picking up rain from highway 101 through american canyon, peninsula and into los altos into the east bay, all very light and should stay light but the winds are really cranking up, up to 35 miles an hour half moon bay, 25 mile an hour gusts through san jose, breezy winds around hayward. with that, subtropical, temperatures in the 60s had to bump a couple up fo
. senator dianne feinstein says it was the key part of the area's economy. >> dan: coming up, how online gamers can turn their digital play for toys tos. >> around new water planted, a proposal that might not sit well with santa clara county residents. >> michael finney will show you how people in the bay area rate their cellphone companies. you'll see which ones came out on top. >> cheryl: take a look at live doppler 7. you can see the storm covering the north part heading in the bay area right now. the >>> san mateo county is battle state of the water recycling plant that could some day make the dirtiest water drinkable. heather ishimaru joins us live in north san jose with the story. >> reporter: the water recycled here at this new plant will not be for drinking, whether it be for irrigation and industry. it could be that the technology they are using here in 15 years or so could be used to clean any waste water to make it clean enough to drink. >> it is an elaborate and intricate system of pipes and tanks, pumps and valves, designed to produce most basic of our needs. >> water that d
. economists fear if washington can strike a deal the economy will fall back into recession and employment will shoot up. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. >>> sarah palin stepped out on the red carpet -- nancy pelosi stepped out on the red carpet for a night of glamour she strolled before photographers at last night's kennedy center honors she talked about efforts to resolve the impasse. >> this is not a night of politics and policy, but since you asked, yes we think it would be a wonderful christmas gift to the american people for the middle class to have a tax cut come january. >> pelosi says she will try to force a house vote on a senate passed bill to break the deadlock. >> the kennedy center on -- -- they received the nation's highest award. >>> let's look outside good morning. good news, it is dry this morning as we look down on some of the clouds hanging around some of the fog trying to form as we look from mount tamalpais this morning. the key is it is trying to form, right now too many high clouds out there, that's keeping the fog from forming. here's a look at live doppler,
pleasure to everyone else. >> when the economy is tough and times are a little tough this is news that cheers everyone up. >> british love her, it makes everybody a little happier. >> reporter: since the day they got engaged they've been talking about the importance of family. >> be able to have a happy family ourselves. >> reporter: the when was off the table when prince william sat down with katie couric in may. >> is there anything you would like to tell me? >> tight lips. >> reporter: kate toasting with water in september. last week prince william happy accepting a onesie. the clues were there, if you knew where to look. >> one of the many ways william and kate aren't that different from your average couple is the fact they got a puppy. when you -- >> reporter: kate is not one to back down from a challenge days before being admitted to the hospital she was playing field hockey in high heels. great role model for a daughter who would need to be strong. under new rules the first born will be next in line for the throne even if it is a girl, even if a boy comes later. potential q
is costing u.s. economy estimated $1pgañ billion per day in lost trades. truckers honoring ticket lines. clerical union says the únf$wguz is jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering 600 clerksz lifetime job security. >> former command yefr a task force is pleading guilty. the attorney tells axe bc 7 news the client will admit to five counts tomorrow in oakland, welsh is accused of stealing drugs from evidence lockers trying to sell drugs on the streets. he was caught in a sting operation in february, last year with guilty plea, he faces a minimum of 10 years in prison. >> santa clara county board president wril have to immediately pay back nearly $13,000 after using his taxpayer funded credit cards for personal expenses. our media partner has obtained a scathing internal audit revealing supervisor wrapped up $36,000 in questionable charges in taking office in 2009. they include car rentals, and stays at casino hotel autos still ahead on abc 7 news at 4:00 net flix signs a deal with disney. >> arnold schwartzeneggar taking three? he fought global warming. >> later let s
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as proved in proposition 30 could have on state economy. abc 7 news joins us live now with the story. nannette? >> well, higher taxes are not expected to be a major hit to the economy. if you're looking for a job it's hard to hear about a possible slow down in highering. governor brown got voters last month to approve proposition 30. a temporary income tax increase and a boos0qz the sales tax to save public schools. but a new anderson forecast called it a double edged sword because that will have a slight drag on the committee, slowing california growth. >> republicans have been saying that sometime. it change behaviors. it's dampening economic recovery. >> the forecast estimates payroll growth hovering between 1% and 2% in next two years. it predicts the rate will average 10.5% by the end of the year, then improve to 9.7% next year with the jobless rate around 8.4% in 2014. >> jerry shelton is a school finance consultant and says the report doesn't take into aif the kth what would have happened if voters rejected prop 30. $6 billion in cuts, mostly to public education. he thinks$c]b
.s. economy and aging population in mexico. 80% of all illegal immigration comes from mexico and latin america. >>> mike has the forecast, especially -- [ inaudible ] >>> it is raiders day! how is the weather going to be? >> great for football upper 50s falling into the lower 50s partly cloudy. if you are heading out this morning to tailgate you are going to run into mist and fog by noon that will start to lift and we'll see sunshine this afternoon, mainly low to mid 60s. around the state doppler radar dry across the entire state. a lot of 50s mid to upper 50s eureka, chico, sacramento. 49 in tahoe. >>> if you are headed to that raider game, expect a lot of traffic on 80 by the coliseum later today, give yourself plenty of time. san jose clear conditions on 87 northbound light traffic a little haze you may need your wipers for drizzle, eastbound 580 north flynn roadwork until 11, three lanes blocked off, westbound good leaving tracy up towards the altamont pass. roadwork eastbound dumbarton until 6:00. >>> 4:56. dispute over the price of crab is keeping fishermen on dry ground. more than 100 b
orleans hit man hired to track them done to kind of restore order to the criminal economy here. corporate america overtones here. political overtones as well. an interesting movie. and brad pitt smelling like chanel no 5 throughout the thing. take a listen. >> i am going to drop a dime on a couple cops, who are going to take you back to where you are supposed to be. >> oh, yeah? >> no more booze, nothing. get yourself a shower. go to bed. i will get you up and tell you where to be. >> i don't take orders from you! >> 7:30. get some sleep. >> i miss the sopranos. only criticism i heard so far the themes are not handled subtly by the director. beats the point over the head a little bit. but brad pitt getting pretty good reviews for this one. >> i'll be check it it out, you know. >>> well, from contract killers to serial killers, the next flick is called "the collection." it's about a man who escapes from the vicious grips of the serial killer known as the collector. this man is blackmailed to rescue an innocent girl elena from the killer's booby trapped warehouse, kidnapped from a club. tak
of los angeles and long beach, california. the strike was costing the economy an estimated $1 billion per day because it prevented shippers from delivering cargo to stores and other businesses. 40% of all goods shipped into the country come through those ports. union workers there were protesting the outsourcing of jobs. there's no word, yet, on the terms of the deal struck. >>> and speaking of the economy, there's important news for anyone who owns a home or is looking to buy. prices, skyrocketing to levels we have not seen in years. and "weekend gma" anchor bianna golodryga is here with the latest. good morning, bianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, josh. important news and good news. everyone's been waiting for the housing market to take off since the collapse in 2008. now, we're learning that home prices jumped 6.3% in october, compared to the same time last year. that's the biggest year-to-year gain since 2006. now, prices rose in 45 states, led by a 21% jump in arizona and a 13% rise in hawaii. and according to the national association of realtors, they say the number of homes a
businesses to be the last things cut. they're the fabric of the country and economy. so want to stress that to them. how important this has been for us and others too. >> he admits the small business benefited from incentive programs. now they have 31 employees. >> new jersey governor says super storm sandy caused $37 billion in damage to his state saying 30,000 homes or businesses were destroyed or sustained damage. he's requesting $37 billion from the federal government. >> and a new un climate change report out says sea level could be prizing -- rising faster than thought. that is especially troubling for those of us living and working near the edge of the bay. and more on the flooding dangers that could be around the corner. >> at high tide this submerged staircase is an erie reminder of the inches separating dry land from water. in 2008 bay waters flooded streets and sidewalks like they did in twut. the united nationspfip level sea levels are rising faster than predicted. >> today's flood going to be tomorrow's high tides. and so we need to get ready for changes, a deeper bay. a b
the olympics, you know, his skill set lends to ideas that could get the economy growing. going. but his spokesman said he does not have a specific assignment for his arrival but it was going to be a useful discussion. >> love to hear that. good luck. >>> the lunch comes early in the holiday season in at the white house. decorations include 54 live christmas trees. unveiled yesterday by first lady, michelle obama. thought i was looking in your living room, now, rob. >> does that look like a plastic tree. centerpiece is an outsized 300 pound gingerbread model of the white house sit it's in state dining room. mrs. obama helped the children of military families make holiday decorations and bo, the port g
, this is not a game. jobs are on the line. the american economy is on the line. this is a moment for adult leadership. >> reporter: and taxes aren't the only sticking point. republicans are demanding the president come forward with a plan to limit spending on medicare and social security, something many democrats say is just not acceptable. >> i didn't have my own card with me. jill wouldn't let me have one. >> reporter: vice president biden got into the act today, too, taking a break from christmas shopping and snacking at costco to urge congress to extend middle class tax cuts. >> i think it's important congress acts now. i mean, right now. >> reporter: can mitt romney, with all his business experience, play a role on brokering a deal? well, don't count on it, diane. the president did not ask for his help today and the two simply agreed to keep in touch. and for now, nothing more. >> all right, thank you, jonathan karl. >>> and now, we move onto two towns that had reason to rejoice today. two tickets won that half a billion dollar lottery. one ticket sold in arizona, another in a tiny town in misso
, the economy will fall back into recession and the unemployment rate will shoot up, rob and paula. >> tahman, the clock is ticking in all of this. where do the talks go from here this week? >> well, the white house said president obama presented his plan last week and the gop leaders shot it down. now, the ball is in the hands of the republicans. right now, it's all about the math. republicans may have to cave on taxes but president obama may have to accept deeper spending cuts. only 18 days left. >> the messy art of compromise. tahman bradley live in washington. >>> and rivers are rising across northern california this morning after three powerful storms blow through in less than a week. the latest round of flooding rain drenched the area yesterday, knocking down giant trees and leaving nearly 100,000 people without power. high winds overturned tractor trailers. abc's cecilia vega shows us what it looked like in california wine country. >> reporter: this is a storm that slammed the west coast from washington all the way down to the san francisco bay area. and this, take a look at it, one of
shipping lines is costing the u.s. economy $1 bi=es; a day in lost trade. the union jobs claims jobs being shipped overseas. the port says it's offering clerks lifetime job security. >> let's go to job security. state lawmakers deciding how to dole out money to help schools become more energy efficient. and what's happening now that prop 39 is lone. >> we want to be first in line. >> the principal is pleading his case to give the campus some of the new retro fit money. 7% of the public schools are more than 25 years old and in need of the funding badry. >> if we can look at energy efficiently, you're having savings year over year. and will have more money. >> more than 10,000 public schools together spent $700 million a year on energy. that is how much they spent on supplies. thanks to vote who approved proposition 39 last month, disadvantaged schools will be able to pay for energy retro fits of the proposition 39 closes a loophole that mostly benefited out of state corporations. it's a funding boost for the state. half goes to general fund. other half to energy needs of schools. >> that o
for the economy. that's what the american people voted for. that's how we're going to get it done. >> mr. obama's treasury secretary, tim geithner, went a step further, saying that the president would allow the nation to go over the fiscal cliff at the end of the year, if republicans don't agree to raise taxes on the wealthy. >>> and maybe abraham lincoln can help the fiscal cliff negotiations. harry reid believes so. the senate will get inspiration when reid hosts a clescreening the spielberg movie. >> whatever helps to get things moving, right? >>> hundreds of same-sex couples in washington state lined up overnight to get a marriage license now that they can legally wed. the county clerk's office in seattle opened at midnight to accommodate couples eager to make history. there's another historic first in washington overnight. it is now legal to buy and possess pot. the law, though, bans public use of marijuana, like drinking in public. and it's against the wall to sell pot. the state is trying to work out a system to license growers. >>> and with that, we'll take a look -- >> you can't buy it
on the wealthy will hurt the economy. >>> today, president obama is hosting mitt romney at the white house for a private lunch. after the election, the president promised to reach out to romney for his ideas. >>> and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins says she will not back rice for the job, until more questions on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya are answered. collins said if president obama nominates senator john kerry instead, he would have no trouble winning confirmation. >>> and breaking news out of new york. lindsay lohan has been arrested again, after a fight at a nightclub here in the city early this morning. she is facing assault charges for allegedly punching a woman in the face. police are not saying how long they intend to keep her in
the so-called fiscal cliff would be a big blow to the economy. >> it would be very damaging to average americans. there's no doubt about it. >> going over the cliff will hurt our economy, will hurt our job creation in our country. it's not fair to the american people. >> reporter: without a deal to cut the deficit, almost everybody's income taxes will go up january 1st. it's more than that. there will be automatic cuts to defense, to medicare doctors, to unemployment benefits. and that could mean another recession, but -- >> right now, i would say we're nowhere. period. we're nowhere. >> reporter: the white house is standing firm on taxes. >> rates have to go up. >> whose taxes are you going to raise? >> rates are going to have go up on wealthy americans. >> reporter: in addition to $1.6 trillion in tax hikes, the white house's latest offer includes $400 billion in unspecified medicare cuts and no limit on how much the government can borrow. the republican response? >> i was just flabbergasted. i looked at him and said, you can't be serious. >> reporter: two prominent republicans told
an economy-crippling deadline. yet talks seem to be going nowhere. treasury secretary timothy geithner will be the guest on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. >> last weekend, you sat right here and you said you were reasonably optimistic that a deal could be afoot. in the intervening week, lot of trash-talking from both sides, can we still be somewhat hopeful? >> this week was a rough week in these negotiations. treasury secretary geithner when he went up to capitol hill, mitch mcconnell laughed when they got the offer from geithner. house speaker boehner said that the talks are at a stalemate. democrats said they're not going to make another move until republicans say they're going to go for an increase in tax rates. so, this is stalemate right now. now, these things always look horrible when they come together. more and more voices say, this is going to go over the fiscal cliff at least for a few days in january. >> if we go over the fiscal cliff, voters will likely blame the republicans for that. is is that true sf. >> all of the polls show that right now. we know that the tax
'll turn now to the fiscal cliff, 30 days from an economy-crippling deadline. where everyone's taxes go up and massive spending cuts kick in. yet, talks seem to be going nowhere. treasury secretary timothy geithner will be the guest on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. george is with us now. good morning, george. >> last weekend, you sat right here and you said that you were reasonably optimistic that a deal could be afoot. in the intervening week, we have seen a lot of trash-talking from both sides, can we still be somewhat hopeful? >> this week was a rough week in these negotiations. treasury secretary geithner when he went up to capitol hill, on thursday, the senate republican leader mitch mcconnell laughed when he got the offer from tim geithner. they think it's an offer that doesn't show any rules towards compromise. house speaker john boehner said that the talks are at a stalemate. there seems to be a huge divide. democrats said they're not going to make another move until republicans clearly say they're going to go for an increase in tax rates. republicans aren't prepared to m
on the economy as the high stakes political poker game plays out on capitol hill. it's all coming up on abc this week with george stephanopoulos right here on abc7. >>> a san francisco man and his lost service dog are back together this morning. it's a story you will see only on abc7 news. >> good girl! oh, my sweetness! >> we first brought you the story nearly two weeks ago after someone stole his best friend and constant companion from outside the davis medical center. he took lola, a four-year-old yorkshire terrier everywhere, including to his dialysis appointments. his neighbor tracy took up the cause to find lola and got an e-mail yesterday. >> a woman said i found a dog running around lake merit in oakland and i could tell it was probably lost. i brought it home and i think it's your dog. >> thank you everybody so much! >> and it was, indeed, lola. the woman who found the dog called us first, and we gave her the neighbor tracy's e-mail. so quite the reunion there. we are so happy for him. lisa argen, our meteorologist, is here. this is a morning to really concentrate on the weather. >
on california's economy shows a recovery that continues to plod along. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom with analysis. >> reporter: for the last several years when home prices have have been in the news it has been bad, but not this morning. home prices are up, surged more than 6% in one year the biggest jump in six years. median price up $18,000 to $178,000, and california is one of the top 10 states where prices are rising the fastest. new this morning, anderson economic forecast from ucla is out, says housing improvements will help the state and california will continue to grow, but not as much as it used to. the forecast says the new tax revenues ungovernor brown's prop 30, will slow -- under governor brown's prop 30 will slow economic growth but not derail recovery. the jobless rate in california should average 10.5% by the end of the year. it should improve to 9.7% in 2013 and fall further to 8.4 in 2014. one other note of good news, u.s. banks seeing best profits in six years and are therefore leaning more freely. katie marzullo, -- lending more freely. katie marzullo, abc7 news.
report. >>> dire warning about what would happen if the u.s. economy goes over the fiscal cliff. survey says 1 1/2 million americans could lose jobs if lawmakers fail to come to agreement automatic spending cuts and tax increases are triggered inside. nationwide insurance warning computer network hacked names, birth dates, social security and driver licenses numbers likely stolen nationwide is apologizing and offering identity theft profession for years. hostess may have a buyer for its wonder bread bran. even with the sale, it could take -- take months before the bread brand wraps up again. >>> estimated 300 million dollar magic kingdom make overincludes pagers so and serving beer and wine themó?5to past five years. >>> abc7 is owned by disney. >>> big change that could be coming to storm warnings because of superstorm san >> dispute forcing bay area -- >>> welcome back. check out last three hours on live doppler, quiet radar returns over the ocean is the beam shooting into the clouds nothing is talling but moist with mist hanging in the -- nothing is falling but moist with the mist
about some news, guys? we're going to begin, here, with the economy. new evidence that money is, indeed, rolling in, for corporate america. figures out this morning show that corporate profits have just hit an all-time high, even when adjusted for inflation. they're on pace to reach a 1.75 trillion, with a "t" dollars this year. >>> of course, not everyone sharing in that wealth. hostess, the company that makes twinkies, among other products, is shutting down and eliminating some 18,000 jobs in the process. however, we have just learned that unlike the rank and file, the company's executives are about to score a major payday. reena ninan is here to explain why. good morning, reena. >> reporter: josh, good morning to you. a federal bankruptcy judge has approved nearly $2 million in bonuses for the executives of hostess brand, the maker of twinkies and ho-ho. on the same day, approving the firing of 18,000 workers. the company told them thursday, they are so cash-strapped, they won't be able to pay retirement benefits for some former employees. in a statement overnight, hostess said those
's reaction, yeah. >>> also, a big bounce in home prices could mean good news for the entire economy. >> some of the hardest-hit states as well. arizona, california, florida. we're seeing a big turnaround. that's news everyone can celebrate. prices are up. >>> later this half hour, going to extremes. there is suddenly a backlash from the couponers. >> couponers. >> couponers. >> it's not coupon. it's coupon. >> i hear people say it both ways. is there a right or wrong way? >> it is coupon. i have done 7,000 stories for "gma" for couponing. >> couponing? not cue -- >> not like you are cute, it's a coup. >> oh, thank you. >> we will have a story on coupons about something. >> save money. >> whatever. >>> call it extreme sailing. meet the new speed racers of the high seas. this is not a sport for the faint of heart or for those that can't swim. >> excellent point. >>> first, though, a break in a case right here in new york. a subway death that was captured in an extremely chilling photograph. and it is now continuing to make national headlines. >> police have a man in custody, in monday's incide
of their money to the federal government, without raising tax rates, which we believe will harm our economy. >> treasury secretary tim geithner also weighed in yesterday saying the president is willing to allow the nation to go over the cliff if republicans don't agree to raise taxes on the wealthy. >>> we are learning new details about colorado's shooting suspect james holmes now that thousands of e-mails in the case have been released. messages indicate holmes may have had a brief romantic relationship in the days before the tragedy. we have learned that in early june, holmes began specifically talking and fantasizing about killing a lot of people. his psychiatrist was so worried that she broke confidentiality and then contacted campus police. >>> here in new york, a suspect has been charged with murder for shoving a man to his death on the subway tracks. police say, 30-year-old, naeem davis admitted to pushing the victim after the two argued on the platform. now late wednesday, a judge denied davis bail. he admitted to police he stayed on the platform watching the man get struck by the s
get the economy growing going. but his spokesman said he does not have a specific assignment for his arrival but it was going to be a useful discussion. >> love to hear that. good luck. >>> the lunch comes early in the holiday season in at the white house. decorations include 54 live christmas trees. unveiled yesterday by first lady, michelle obama. thought i was looking in your living room, now, rob. >> does that look like a plastic tree? the centerpiece of the decorations is outsized 300-pound gingerbread model of the white house that sits in the state dining room. after the big unveiling, mrs. obama helped the children of military families make holiday decorations and bo, the for the portuguese water dog got in on the act wearing a special jingle bell collar. >>> and they threw the switch last night here in new york, lighting the big old christmas tree in rockefeller center. the 84-foot norway spruce is decked out in more than 30,000 beautiful lights. >> after it was found, workers, braced the tree with cables when superstorm blew through. lost power. and this one as you can clear
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